Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208018
Title:
The measurement of maternal adiposity.
Authors:
Fattah, C; Farah, N; Barry, S; O'Connor, N; Stuart, B; Turner, M J
Affiliation:
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Coombe Women and Infants University, Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Nov;29(8):686-9.
Journal:
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208018
DOI:
10.3109/01443610903184025
PubMed ID:
19821657
Abstract:
The issue of maternal obesity has become a major public health problem. Internationally, the diagnosis of obesity is based on body mass index (BMI) that is, weight in kg/height in m2. While epidemiological associations have been shown between different BMI categories and adverse clinical outcomes, there is also a growing realisation that BMI has significant limitations. In this review, we assess current methods to measure body fat and, in particular, their application in pregnant women.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
*Adiposity/physiology; Anthropometry/*methods; *Body Composition/physiology; Body Height/physiology; Body Mass Index; Body Weight/physiology; Densitometry; Electric Impedance; Female; Humans; Obesity/*classification/diagnosis/epidemiology; Pregnancy
ISSN:
1364-6893 (Electronic); 0144-3615 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFattah, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFarah, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStuart, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorTurner, M Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:57:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:57:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:57:50Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Nov;29(8):686-9.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1364-6893 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0144-3615 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19821657en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/01443610903184025en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208018-
dc.description.abstractThe issue of maternal obesity has become a major public health problem. Internationally, the diagnosis of obesity is based on body mass index (BMI) that is, weight in kg/height in m2. While epidemiological associations have been shown between different BMI categories and adverse clinical outcomes, there is also a growing realisation that BMI has significant limitations. In this review, we assess current methods to measure body fat and, in particular, their application in pregnant women.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Adiposity/physiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshAnthropometry/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Body Composition/physiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshBody Height/physiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Indexen_GB
dc.subject.meshBody Weight/physiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshDensitometryen_GB
dc.subject.meshElectric Impedanceen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshObesity/*classification/diagnosis/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.titleThe measurement of maternal adiposity.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Coombe Women and Infants University, Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of, Obstetrics and Gynaecologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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